Castello di Romitorio Brunello di Montalcino Filo di Seta 2016

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
V 97
IWR 97
JS 96
WA 95
DE 95
14.5% ABV PRE-ARRIVAL
Item # 337643

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$99.95
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750ml
Pre-arrival (ETA: May 2021) 12+ Available
97 points Eric Guido (Vinous): "The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Filo di Seta is a remarkably pretty and pure expression of the vintage. It impresses with a lifted yet stimulating display of bright red fruits and savory spice, framed by notes of crushed stone, animal musk and dusty florals. This boasts striking depth and elegant textures, all offset by a mix of tart wild berries and cool-toned acids, as salty minerals create an almost-crunchy feel toward the close. The tannins are firm yet rounded, displaying tremendous balance and length, as the 2016 Filo di Seta never grows tiring or youthfully clenched. That said, the best is yet to come for this complex and age-worthy effort. Drink: 2024-2038. (Nov 2020)"

97 points International Wine Report: "It is delicate and at the same time solid in the sensorial profile rich in sweet notes of black cherries, sour cherries, agapanthus flowers and violet wild. In the background, the noble nature manifests itself with hints of chocolate and wet asphalt. Full body, velvety tannins and a compact and delicious finish. Opulent and muscular it remains graceful and brilliant. Better from 2022."

96 points James Suckling: "Floral notes of fresh and dried violets and spicy cloves. This is a full-bodied red with juicy red fruit, spiced plums and hints of tea leaves. Firm but caressing tannins. So rich and polished at the same time. Drink after 2025 and beyond. (11/11/20)"

95+ points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): "[$120 list] The Castello Romitorio 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Filo di Seta is beautiful in the way you would regard a contemporary painting awash in color, texture and broad brush strokes. It doesn't all line up at first glance, but then you are magically aware of the symmetry—between the lifted fruit aromas and the grounded spice and oak. The wine's various moving pieces come together in harmony. Thanks to its softly integrated tannins, it also shows great versatility in terms of its drinking window. You can enjoy it in the medium term or wait for later. Production is 6,900 bottles. Drink: 2024-2045. (Nov 2020)"

95 points Michaela Morris (Decanter): "Filo di Seta sits at the foot of the Romitorio hill facing the revered Montosoli cru. A mix of Galestro, clay and limestone, the plot boasts a significant presence of surface quartz crystals. In the 2016, aromas are both savoury and floral with bay leaf and liquorice underpinned by lilac. It is fuller, denser and richer than the estate Brunello, with some youthful chocolatey oak, but it doesn’t sacrifice brightness. Packed with flavour and a long chewy finish, this just needs some time to integrate all of its elements. Drinking Window: 2024-2039. (Mar 2021)"
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97 points Eric Guido (Vinous): "The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Filo di Seta is a remarkably pretty and pure expression of the vintage. It impresses with a lifted yet stimulating display of bright red fruits and savory spice, framed by notes of crushed stone, animal musk and dusty florals. This boasts striking depth and elegant textures, all offset by a mix of tart wild berries and cool-toned acids, as salty minerals create an almost-crunchy feel toward the close. The tannins are firm yet rounded, displaying tremendous balance and length, as the 2016 Filo di Seta never grows tiring or youthfully clenched. That said, the best is yet to come for this complex and age-worthy effort. Drink: 2024-2038. (Nov 2020)"

97 points International Wine Report: "It is delicate and at the same time solid in the sensorial profile rich in sweet notes of black cherries, sour cherries, agapanthus flowers and violet wild. In the background, the noble nature manifests itself with hints of chocolate and wet asphalt. Full body, velvety tannins and a compact and delicious finish. Opulent and muscular it remains graceful and brilliant. Better from 2022."

96 points James Suckling: "Floral notes of fresh and dried violets and spicy cloves. This is a full-bodied red with juicy red fruit, spiced plums and hints of tea leaves. Firm but caressing tannins. So rich and polished at the same time. Drink after 2025 and beyond. (11/11/20)"

95+ points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): "[$120 list] The Castello Romitorio 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Filo di Seta is beautiful in the way you would regard a contemporary painting awash in color, texture and broad brush strokes. It doesn't all line up at first glance, but then you are magically aware of the symmetry—between the lifted fruit aromas and the grounded spice and oak. The wine's various moving pieces come together in harmony. Thanks to its softly integrated tannins, it also shows great versatility in terms of its drinking window. You can enjoy it in the medium term or wait for later. Production is 6,900 bottles. Drink: 2024-2045. (Nov 2020)"

95 points Michaela Morris (Decanter): "Filo di Seta sits at the foot of the Romitorio hill facing the revered Montosoli cru. A mix of Galestro, clay and limestone, the plot boasts a significant presence of surface quartz crystals. In the 2016, aromas are both savoury and floral with bay leaf and liquorice underpinned by lilac. It is fuller, denser and richer than the estate Brunello, with some youthful chocolatey oak, but it doesn’t sacrifice brightness. Packed with flavour and a long chewy finish, this just needs some time to integrate all of its elements. Drinking Window: 2024-2039. (Mar 2021)"
Product SKU 337643
Producer Castello di Romitorio
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
SubRegion Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Varietal Sangiovese
Vintage 2016
Size 750ml
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
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